Title IX Explained

Title IX-part of a 1972 federal education law- prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. Sexual harassment and sexual violence are forms of sex discrimination. BSC is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination, including based upon sex/gender.

There are a variety of definitions for sexual assault in both the legal and social realm.  Generally, sexual assault is understood to be unwanted sexual contact of any kind.  However, legally the definition can change depending on the state.  Some states use the words rape and sexual assault interchangeably.